Following acclaimed, sold-out live-streamed and on-demand runs, Almeida Theatre’s Hymn will be broadcast on Sky Arts on Sunday 18 April at 9pm. The world premiere production is directed by Blanche McIntyre and features actors Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.
Two men meet at a funeral. Gil knew the deceased. Benny did not. Before long their families are close. Soon they’ll be singing the same tune.
Benny is a loner anchored by his wife and children. Gil longs to fulfil his potential. They form a deep bond but as cracks appear in their fragile lives they start to realise that true courage comes in different forms.
Featuring music from Gil and Benny’s lives, Lolita Chakrabarti’s searching, soulful new play asks what it takes to be a good father, brother or son.
Directed by Blanche McIntyre (The Writer), Hymn features Adrian Lester (Red Velvet; Hustle) and Danny Sapani (Killing Eve; Les Blancs).